Sam Rohrer is the president of American Pastors Network and the Pennsylvania Pastor’s Network. He’s also host of ‘Stand in the Gap.’ Sam is a former state representative in the Pennsylvania Legislature as he sought to apply biblical principles in all areas of legislation. He was often referred to as the ‘Conscience of the House’ because of his consistent stance for moral truth in public policy.
Tensions continue to build in America based upon skin color. However it’s very clear from God’s Word that such tensions are not His plan and design. This shows the depravity of man at work. That brings up some questions: Is there hope? What should be the response of the church in such a time as this?
Israel, a nation about to celebrate another birthday, is truly a miracle from God in that she even exists today. The enemies of this nation are many. God promised Abraham I will make of thee a great nation and in thee shall all the families of the earth be blessed. God promised to bless those nations that blessed Israel and to curse those nations who cursed Israel. Certainly, we saw God’s promise to Abraham, to Isaac, then to Jacob. We have regularly covered Israel from a prophetic perspective and what the Scriptures teach as to Israel’s past, present and future.
On October 11th, 1798 President John Adams directed remarks to the officers of the first Brigade of the third Division of the Militia of Massachusetts in which he stated, “Our Constitution was made only for a moral and religious people. It is wholly inadequate to the government of any other.”
There was an attempt to tax the rich in 1894. It went all the way to the Supreme Court and the they declared it unconstitutional. Tariff taxes allowed American industries to improve and they began to produce steel to build railroads, steamboats and appliances for farms. In fact, the standard of living was raised faster than at any other period in world history.
Sports plays a significant role for many in America today. Unfortunately for some it’s so important that it’s become a ‘god’. This isn’t to say that sports is evil, but keeping it in proper perspective is critical. In fact, the Bible contains illustrations where sports is used to emphasize certain points. These areas include 1 Corinthians 9:24 and 2 Timothy 2:5. Just as we have halls of fame for past players in certain sports, the Bible also notes the great hall of faith in Hebrews 11. Then there’s the running, ‘…with patience the race that is set before us…’ as described in Hebrews 12, as well as Paul who talked about fighting the good fight.